Thank you very much for all your donations and support. AWARD Pakistan has taken an initiative to raise funds for the installation of hand pumps and water wells. In its first phase, So far 3 water wells and 1 water hand-pump has been successfully installed and rest are under development in the rural areas of Balakot, District Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhaw with the support of the local community. It is been found with the study and through contacting the local Government that the water wells are much more effective than the hand pumps as it provides more amount of water than an average hand pump. Therefore due to the requests from the people, AWARD Pakistan has installed 3 water wells in the 3 areas of Balakot.
AWARD Pakistan’s Regional Coordinator Mr. Mustafa is regularly visiting the 4 areas (Jageer and Grang Maidaan, Shawaal Maidaan and Baisiyaan).During his recent visit he asked the communities about their experiences with the water facility. The committees are happy and using this facility responsibly. The local committees are putting their efforts to engage the communities and have promised to protect the facility at any cost. The community has also collected a certain amount on self-help basis as the maintenance fund the communities and committees to deal with the issue collectively (if happens)
According to the community "A significant decrease has been noticed in the diseases (among the children) after the people have started using the clean water. The water is fresh and healthy and is keeping them safe.
AWARD wants to bring this into your notice that an average cost of digging water well and installing a hand pump on mountainous area is 5 to 6 times higher than an average installation in Punjab and other plain areas of Pakistan. More Wells are required in the region to give more people access to safe drinking water.
In order to increase the number of areas, We request all our donors and supporters to donate us for this cause to provide children and women (living on the mountains), an access to the carbon-free and safe drinking water.
Jul 3, 2017
2nd Report for Construction of a Training Center
By Azeem Christopher - Program Coordinator
Thank you for all your support and donations. Our project "A Training Center to Support 400 Women Every Year" has managed to raise an amount of $1,540 since it has been uploaded. We would also like to thank the donors who have supported us during the 2 matching campaigns in the month of march. But there has been a decline in raising funds especially for this project during the last couple of months.
We also want to bring this into our donors notice that the amount raised for the project have not been received yet by our organization due to some technical issues. Usually the disbursement process takes about 4-8 weeks for the donations to reach our local bank but this time we are still waiting. We have sent an email to the GlobalGiving Disbursment team and will notify our donors as soon as we receive any response from the team.
It is worth mentioning that the approved map for the project has been updated and it has been uploaded in the previous report and this repor as well. Once again we thank you for all your support and donations and request you to please help us to achieve our target.
Please do not hesitate if you have any questions or queries.
Jun 9, 2017
Women Vegetable Club Report
By Azeem Christopher - Program Coordinator
Dear Friends ,
Thank you for your support and your worthy donations.The project has been successfully achieving results and the loan of Pak Rupees 60,000 ($580) has been given to the group of 3 women in the new target area of Tehsil Samundri of District Faisalabad. The women with the loan started growing the capsicums (Green Peppers) . The Capsicum is a popular vegetable and is frequently consumed all over the country during the Spring-Summer Seasons. The group has successfully sold the peppers in the nearest vegetable market and has already earned a very handosme profit . The beneficiaries managed to earn 15000 PKR (145 USD) each after selling out the Capsicums. After the Capsicums, they are planning to grow Peas and Corriander and spinach for the coming season .
The Group is quite happy and excited for the initiative and is expecting a good profit at the end of the year .After achieving the desired results AWARD Pakistan will distribute another loan of PKR 60,000 among the women groups as it has received several applications from the groups in its target areas.
We request all our donors and supporters to help AWARD to reach its target and to help promote the Vegetable Farming amongthe poor women to support them.